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A summer without swagger for Hollywood

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, left, and Shailene Woodley in a scene from "The Fault In Our Stars."  Hollywood’s summer at the box office isn’t just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer’s revenue. It’s lacking swagger. One of the season’s biggest sensations, “The Fault in Our Stars,” was a niche-based hit that appealed to the ardent fans of John Green’s young adult book. A whopping 82 percent of its $48 million opening weekend was female.(AP Photo/20th Century Fox, James Bridges)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer at the box office isn’t just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer’s revenue. It’s lacking swagger.

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Sterling ordered to testify at Clippers sale trial

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling has taken the witness stand as he challenges his wife’s $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse with her attorney Pierce O' Donnell, Monday, July 7, 2014. With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on Shelly Sterling had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.

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Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal.

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After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

ADVNACE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 4-6 - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, Sporting Kansas City forward Jacob Peterson (37) celebrates with fans in the first half after he scored a goal against the Columbus Crew in an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. Major League Soccer is growing, with more lucrative TV and sponsorship deals and greater attendance. But it hasn't yet translated into a television ratings breakthrough, and the league hopes the World Cup provides a long-lasting boost.  (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Shane Keyser, File)

Even before millions of people packed into outdoor fan parties, ran out to bars for long lunches and sneaked peeks of games at their offices during the Americans’ World Cup run, Major League Soccer began thinking about how to convert some of those fans into supporters for its own teams.

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